Buck bedding

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  1. Abram

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    Hey y’all!

    Here is a map of my grandparents farm that I get to hunt for the first two weeks of deer season in Virginia. I’m curious to get your thoughts on this...

    First to get you familiar with the land...

    1) At the bottom of the screen is a busy highway.

    2) At the the right of the screen is what has been and is going to be again this year a large soybean field.

    3) My marker on the screen is where my box blind is located. A great funnel where all of the deer like to meet coming from all directions before entering the field.

    Each early season I have a bachelor group of bucks coming from where the red arrow is located... any ideas based on this map where they might be bedding.

    That cut over is pretty thick & honestly I have not spent much time walking back through there to find their bedding yet.
     
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    That thick cover looks awesome. I'm assuming Does are bedding in that thick area close to the field, the bucks are most likely a little further back as they like to be secluded and away from that social stress. It would be worth walking through the thick stuff and looking for Rub lines from last season.
     
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    Try that darker oval area that is to the left of your arrow if that is thick, could be the one


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    That is a small cedar thicket.. A lot of deer travel through but don't use it as a bedding area. Honestly that part of the property is heavily hunted once gun season comes in. I believe the deer have been programed not to bed there because of the hunting pressure there over the years.
     

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